Viola Minnesota is in southern Minnesota near Rochester.
Viola is known state-wide as the site of the annual Gopher Count Festival.
The Gopher Count Festival has been held on the third Thursday in June nearly every year since 1874 and is the longest-running annual community festival in Minnesota.
The festival attracts hundreds of people from nearby cities and farms.
Should anyone be interested, this was retrieved from the old minnesota-visitor.com website (via archive.org)